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Staff writer Daniel Kaplan covers the NFL, finance and tennis.

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NFL Taps Paul Clement To Argue Case In Prescription Drug Lawsuit

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 12 / 02 / 16

The NFL tapped noted appellate lawyer Paul Clement to argue its case Dec. 15 at the federal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in a lawsuit brought by former players suing the league over alleged illegal prescription drug use. Clement, a former U.S. Solicitor General, has been the go-to appeal lawyer ...

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SportsBusiness Journal: Tax bill could raise franchise values by 5%

A bill approved by the U.S. Senate last week could raise franchise values by 5 percent, experts predicted. The corporate tax cutting bill, which already has passed the House and is expected to be signed by the president, would change arcane accounting rules largely in favor of profession ...

SportsBusiness Journal: Jets may say no to naming rights

The Jets hope LED scoreboards will offer sponsors maximum visibilty inside the building The New York Jets may forgo naming rights for their planned Manhattan stadium, turning away from what widely has been expected would become th ...

Tags: Football, Houston Texans, New York Jets

SportsBusiness Journal: WTA Tour sells broadcast rights

The WTA Tour has sold international TV rights to its major tournaments for broadcast in China to the Tom Group, which also is buying a regional sponsorship of the Asia-Pacific region. A unit of media giant Hutchinson Whampoa, the Tom Group plans to sell the rights to one of its clients. ...

Tags: WTA

SportsBusiness Journal: NFL may delay arrival in L.A.

The NFL may have to postpone by a year the target date when it hopes to place a team in the Los Angeles market, as the four stadium sites competing for a club have to varying degrees missed, or are likely to miss, league-established deadlines. NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue said five mont ...

Tags: Football, NFL

SportsBusiness Journal: Brewers sell for more than expected

Baseball owners must be smiling, and not only because the just-completed regular season was on pace to set an attendance record. The pending sale of the small-market Milwaukee Brewers values the club at $220 million, far higher than expected. See al ...

Tags: Baseball, Kansas City Royals, Milwaukee Brewers, MLB

SportsBusiness Journal: Wulff leaving Adidas

Kevin Wulff will step down in November as head of Adidas’ U.S. sports marketing and will be replaced by Martin Brewer, an old hand at the German company. Wulff’s exit is the latest shakeup of the marketing division since Adidas named a new North American CEO late last year. ...

Tags: Adidas, MillerCoors, WTA

SportsBusiness Journal: McDonald’s gives Denver fans a sign

How about this for sponsor integration: Getting a corporate logo onto those signs that fans wave at games. McDonald’s handed out more than 200 branded signs at Broncos’ season opener. The Denver Broncos and team sponsor McDonald’s ...

Tags: Denver Broncos, Football, Marketing and Sponsorship

SportsBusiness Journal: Dolphins’ sales surprisingly jumping

No Ricky Williams, no Dan Marino, no problem — at least not commercially for the Miami Dolphins. Despite some of the worst offseason woes to befall an NFL franchise, the Dolphins commercially are humming along. While a lousy 2004 onfield campaign could begin to hurt ticket, premium-seati ...

Tags: Finance, Football, Miami Dolphins, NFL

SportsBusiness Journal: WTA players must play in top tourneys

Beginning as early as next year, the WTA for the first time will require players to compete in the top tournaments on the circuit. Although the tour’s tournament rankings have always put some events above the others, players were never required to play in specific tournaments, the way to ...

Tags: ATP, WTA

SportsBusiness Journal: CBS' U.S. Open ratings low

The U.S. Open Series still has a long way to go to bulk up tennis in this country. With no Americans in either the finals of the U.S. Open women’s or men’s championship, CBS’ coverage attracted very low ratings, including a record nadir for the men. ...

Tags: USTA

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